Two C&RL News articles

There are two new articles dealing with collaboration in the April 2013 issue of College & Research Libraries News, vol. 74 no. 4.

Mock interviews for ACE Scholars. Preparing for the professional job search by Agnes K. Bradshaw, LaTesha Velez, and Gerald Holmes.

In 2011, librarians from different areas of expertise collaborated to create and implement a program that provided an opportunity for a group of graduating Library and Information Studies (LIS) students from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG) to have practice telephone and in-person interviews with a mock search committee in order to prepare them for job interviews for positions in academic libraries. The students were all members of the ACE (Academic Cultural Enrichment) Scholars cohort, which is sponsored by an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant, designed to broaden the level of diversity within the library profession.

Information literacy cooperation by design. Review of a guided collaboration between teaching and library faculty by Quill West.

In 2009, librarians at Washington State’s community and technical colleges identified pre-college and basic skills classes as places where students could benefit from information literacy (IL) instruction.  The overall goal of the Pre-College Information Literacy Research (PILR) project was to increase and improve IL instruction sessions in pre-college courses while evaluating student achievement of IL outcomes.

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